Bathing a newborn

Maria - posted on 08/04/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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So the thing is that my 3 weeks old baby gets fuzzy sometimes multiple times during the day and taking a bath relaxes him puts him to sleep so is it ok for him to take multiple baths during the day like maybe twice at day? I know babies are not dirty and they don't have to take baths every day but since this is the only thing that will calm him down and put him to rest is it ok or not?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/05/2015

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As long as you are not using the bath as a substitute for feeding, changing, etc...at 3 weeks, the child's needs are pretty basic: Food, clean nappy, and sleep.

If the child is full, and clean, and a quick soak helps with naps, then that's fine, but make sure you're not stinting other needs because the bath is the 'easy' solution.

Michelle - posted on 08/05/2015

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Yes it's fine. Just don't use bath products on him every time, it will dry his skin.

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